On January 21, 2017, women will unite in Washington, DC and across the United States for the Women’s March on Washington. We will stand together for women’s rights, human security, social justice and peace.
Uganda: The Kampala Declaration - A Call For Action On The Plight of Migrant Domestic Workers in Africafrom Oct 13, 2016 08:00 AM to Oct 17, 2016 07:59 AM — Kampala, Uganda, — by IDWFED
Supported by the ACV-CSC of Belgium and the IUF, the IDWF had a Training of Trainers Workshop - Testing Manual in Planning from Oct 13-16 in Kampala. 16 domestic workers participated. They were from South Africa, Mozambique, Zambia, Namibia, Uganda, Kenya, Ghana and Malawi.
The annual ExCo meeting is an opportunity to examine the progress of the IDWF, in particular, how we have advanced towards the goals in the 5-Years Strategic Plan.
Domestic workers from around the world on May Day 2016!
Make "My Fair Home" Every Domestic Worker's Workplace!
Domestic workers are going to celebrate the International Women's Day (IWD) 2016.
An encouragement message to all domestic workers by Myrtle Witbooi on this special Christmas Day 2015.
May your heart and home be filled with all the peace and joys. MERRY CHRISTMAS!
It's IDWF's birthday! Two years ago IDWF was founded in Uruguay and we have our latest 5-Year Strategic Plan for 2016-2020 published.
In August this year, the Executive Committee met in Bogor, Indonesia for its annual meeting. We used the opportunity of bringing our leaders together to meet with members of IDWF’s Indonesia affiliate, and bring the voices of domestic workers to an important global meeting, “Labor Migration: Who Benefits? Solidarity Center Conference on Worker Rights and Shared Prosperity.”
ILO-IDWF-ITUC Regional Workshop on Organizing Migrant Domestic Workers, Bangkok, Thailand.
Official launch of My Fair Home campaign targets domestic workers' employers to improve working conditions was held on Friday 25 September, in Bangkok.
Congratulations everyone on a very powerful International Domestic Workers Day!
In a meeting on 27-28 May 2015 in Brussels, IDWF and ITUC together shared experiences and discussed on action plan to push forward domestic workers campaign for rights and ratification of C189.
On this June 16, we will begin to walk together, towards achieving “My Fair Home” for every domestic worker and implementation of the C189.
Demanding dignity for domestic workers and all workers on May Day!
CSW59: Are We Really Leaving Nobody Behind? Equality & Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights for AllMar 10, 2015 from 09:15 PM to 10:30 PM — New York, USA, — by IDWFED
A CSW59 Side-Event organized by the High-Level Task Force for the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) and co-hosted by the Governments of Denmark and Uruguay. The theme of the event is Equality & Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights for All.
From domestic workers to factory workers, women are fighting for fair wages and working conditions, equal job opportunities, freedom from sexual harassment and other forms of gender-based violence, and social protections for all workers.
Historic Gathering Expected to Set Global Women’s Agenda for Next Twenty Years
CSW59: Domestic Workers from Across Globe Take action for Inclusion at United Nations Women’s Summitfrom Mar 10, 2015 08:00 AM to Mar 21, 2015 07:59 AM — New York, USA, — by IDWFED
For the first time, representatives from the International Domestic Worker Federation, a global network representing the 53 million member workforce with 47 affiliates in 43 countries, will bring the unique needs of domestic workers to forefront during the meeting, pushing for adoption of international labor standards and labor projections for this vital workforce as central components of any plan for women’s rights.
Interactions is at the UN Commission on the Status of Women from 9 to 20 March 2015. We are following the conversation on paid and unpaid care work.
2015 International Women's Day: Women for Peace - Make Domestic Workers Workplace Safe
IDWF Communication Network Launch
2014 Nov 25 is the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. Myrtle Witbooi, IDWF President has a very important message to all women and the world.
2014 Nov 11, in solidarity with IUF EECA Women's Conference.
Domestic workers around the world celebrating their special day!
On July 1, the IDWF joined the IUF in a letter to Francois Holland, the President of France to "draw his attention to the commitment of the French Republic with regard to respect for human rights and the fundamental conventions of the ILO and the United Nations by all Member States of these organizations, including Qatar." We are concerned that in the recent visit of the Emir of Qatar to France, the President merely talked about sale of military tools, ignoring the appalling record of human rights violations of migrant workers, including domestic workers in Qatar.
The Executive Committee of the International Domestic Workers' Federation, IDWF, held its first meeting following their founding Congress on June 11 at the IUF secretariat in Geneva.
For the coming June 16 2014, IDWF leaders would like to say...
IDWF Executive committee members and coordinators training and meeting.